Doug Turnbull knows a lot about traffic–he’s a media traffic anchor and The Gridlock Guy in Atlanta. So when he talks about fixing traffic jams, people listen. Last week, he wrote a column for the Atlanta Journal Constitution about just that. His best solution? Fix the parking.
“Parking,” he wrote, “isn’t as sexy as a trendy brew pub, but it is arguably just as, if not more, important.” He argues that if people can’t park near where they want to go, traffic backs up exponentially. So if the city wants to decrease traffic jams, it has to figure out a better way for people to park.